Showing posts from June, 2008

Annual Adventureland Adventure

The Goodrich picnic was Sat. All employees and their loved ones were treated to a day of fun at the ever famous Adventureland just outside Des Moines in Altoona, IA. The Underwoods and Jerdees headed out just after lunch with full bellies and plenty of rest. They started the day off walking the Plank.

Kokamo Cove

The new adventure this year was Kokomo Cove. A water park inside the park. We thought it would be great in August, but around 78 degrees and breezy the roller coasters began calling.

We all braved the Outlaw, Dragon (a few times), and Tornado. We passed on the Space Shot after Uncle Adam reminded us of the two people seriously injured when the brake line snapped at another park. Amy talked Kim into the Sidewinder after which Kim said, "Never again!" Finally it was time for dinner.

But first we had to take care of a very important task. The Silly Silo (spin until you puke, best on an empty stomach).

After they were spun around (no adult would be foolish enough to join the…

Hunter has his first sale!

Saturday morning at 6 am Hunter jumped out of bed and yelled, "Today is my sale!" We was in a hurry to get ready. Got dressed, ate breakfast and got his table ready with change, bags and his pad to track everyone's sales. We provided him a calculator but soon came to realize the only one's that needed a calculator were Nana and mom. It was soon left inside. Many customers were very impressed with his ability to add and make change in his head. He has always been quite skilled with math and money.
Hunter the Salesman. He sold this guy a TV, washer and dryer and a bookcase as well as several other odds and ends. Many walked away admitting he was so charming he could have sold them a box of rocks.
Hunter had a highly successful day. He met a Russian lady, a guy who's son lives in Iceland, a lady that wants to vote for him when he runs for President, a new friend that invited him over for a play date and a lady that kept coming back because he was just so &…

Hunter, "The Heat," Underwood

Becky and Al here, reporting from our places in the sun.

The first baseball season ended yesterday with the Mustangs (Blake's team) winning 4 to 1. Lots of action, five quick innings, and the six-year-olds called it a wrap.

Blake sent a big one out to center field to bring in two runners. He never made it home, but it was a big contribution!

Hunter's Red Sox season ended with paper certificates for Team Effort. The coaches gave each team member a nickname printed on the award, something to signify their efforts. "The Heat" refers to Hunter's powerful, fast and furious pitching that took out three batters, one after another, each time he pitched an inning. However, after getting his fair share of chances to pitch, the others began to cry for their chances. So Hunter relinquished his spot on the mound in a show of good sportsmanship.
Ooops! Who is that? It's not The Heat. That's his dad, who pitched more during the last game than The Heat - what's up? And …

The Boys of Summer!

The Baseball season is in full swing. There have been several developments during spring season.

Hunter Underwood
Red Sox


It was the third game for the Red Sox. Hunter Underwood was still playing outfield and complaining every minute that he wanted to pitch. His coach just didn't know what he had. Finally, out of sheer irritation the coach put Hunter in during the last inning to pitch. It was 45 degrees and windy. Everyone really wanted to go home. One more painful inning and we could all be set free. Hunter steps up to the pitchers mound. He was bubbling with excitement. He wound up and strike. Another strike and another. One down. Again, strike, one ball and another strike. His coach, who was standing behind him on the mound, backed off and put his glove down and watched in amazement. In 5 very cold and exciting minutes Hunter had gotten three kids out in a row and we all got to go home. A pitcher was born!

Hunter has pitched in almost every game since. (the rules won't allow…